Troubleshooting Lexmark Printers
If you've installed your Lexmark printer, but can't seem to get it to work, you may have a corrupt or incorrect driver. The first step is to discover whether any other issues may exist. Try printing in different applications to see if the issue lies with a specific application. Try printing in both black and color to see if an ink cartridge is a problem.
If you have ruled out other issues, go to “Start," right click “Computer" and choose “Manage." Click “Device Manager" in the left pane. Expand the “Printers" section. If you notice a red X or a yellow !, there is a problem with how Windows 7 works with your Lexmark printer. Right click your Lexmark printer and choose “Update Driver Software" or “Properties." The Update Driver Software works the same as allowing Windows 7 to install the driver for you. If no driver is found, you will have to go to Lexmark's site in order to find an updated driver.
If you go into the Properties section, press the “Troubleshoot" button. Go step by step through the troubleshooting wizard to help determine the cause of the problem with your Lexmark printer drivers for Windows 7.
If nothing else works, right click your Lexmark printer and choose “Uninstall." Disconnect your printer and restart your Windows 7 system. Restart your system and reinstall your Lexmark printer. Sometimes another application may cause your driver not to install correctly. Reinstalling the software will fix any problems you may have had.
For more information on finding Lexmark printer drivers, see Windows 7 Printer Drivers for HP and Lexmark.